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    Posted: 05 Apr 12 at 2:09pm

Probably the longest established long distance race in the country, since 1987 the East Coast Piers Race has attracted top continental sailors, and development classes, along with the cream of big cat sailors. However, the East Coast Piers Race isn't just for big cats - a shorter, but no less demanding course (known as The Colne Point Race) is always available for smaller cats.

The Marconi team have the organisation down to a fine art - with a spacious marquee, a huge grassy boat park in which to camp and park, intimate little bar, and excellent race organisation.

The course is marked with cruiser "mother ships" flying orange flags, and quite easy for first timers. It is a challenge, but a manageable one.

You sail from the start of Osea Pier, down the Blackwater Estuary to Bradwell, across the Estuary, and then along the coast passing Clacton Pier and turning at Walton Pier.

This year we have opened the Colne Point race up to fast monohulls with a PY of 917 or faster.

The event is being held on the 14th and 15th July.

www.eastcoastpiersrace.com

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There  will be little point to enter the Colne Point race, if us cats are racing against half-boats on P.Y. numbers. The RYA have made sure of that, its one of the tactics to stop the develoment of cats sailing in the U.K. Didn't you know!

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Hi Stewart,

Although the dinghies and catamarans will start at the same time and follow the same course on the Colne Point Race the results will be extracted.

Cats will sail on SCHRS and Dinghies will sail on PY.

Hope that helps, look forward to seeing you at Marconi again.

Cheers

Andrew
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